Train Disruption Continues Into Afternoon

South West Trains have a limited service


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South West Trains has said it will operate a " significantly reduced timetable" for the rest of the day (Monday Oct 28).

Stations on the 'Hounslow Loop' remain closed due to a tree on the line near Barnes Bridge and the line is not expected to reopen today. South West Trains is the best place to check for up to the minute details.

The train operator said that it had removed over thirty trees blocking lines across its network and most of them had now been cleared.

The station website said : "We are now in a position to arrange a phased reintroduction of the train service to parts of our network that have been confirmed as clear of obstructions. There will still be many alterations and cancellations to services as we work to reintroduce the train service.

"We will be operating a significantly reduced timetable for the remainder of the day. We have been running test trains this morning across our network and many have encountered fallen trees and debris on the line.

"On some routes where debris or trees are found to be blocking the line there may be no service until much later in the afternoon."

There is still no service on much of the London Overground network, including the line from Willesden Junction to Clapham Junction at Monday lunchtime, and TfL says London Buses and the DLR are accepting London Overground tickets via any reasonable route.

Local tube services are gradually recovering from the effects of the overnight storm, with a good service on the Central Line only minor delays on the Circle and Hammersmith and City Lines.

The District Line has no service between Turnham Green and Ealing Broadway while an obstruction on the track is removed, but has only minor delays on the rest of the line. Tickets are being accepted on buses.

The Piccadilly Line has no service between between Acton Town and Rayners Lane while an obstruction on the track is removed. There are minor delays on the rest on the line. Tickets accepted on London Buses.

The Mayor of London's office has set up a web page called London Resilience and you can also follow its up to the minute advice on Twitter at London_Prepared.

October 28, 2013

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